Tom has been coaching cricket professionally since 1962, when he worked at the DCF Burton (the old Yorkshire captain) School near Sunningdale and captained Beaumont College (since defunct), against The Oratory at Lord’s. He played most of his cricket for Teddington CC in the days before the Middlesex league was formed and then for a couple of seasons in the league.
Tom was Assistant Editor of ‘The Cricketer’ magazine in 1970-72 and then spent a long time in various postings overseas with British Forces Broadcasting Service, which pretty well put cricket to a stop apart from occasional games in far-flung outposts.
Since formalising his cricket coaching on his final posting back to the UK he spent five years managing the Berkshire Cricket Centre and has been coach or manager to ten Berkshire County youth teams and in a similar role in District youth cricket since its inception in 2003.
Tom is a member of the coaching panel for Berkshire U10s, U11s and U12s’ winter development sessions and County U14 and U15 winter training programmes, and is currently the Under 15 Reading District manager.
Coaching Qualification: Senior ECB coach since 1997
Favourite part of being a Performance Cricket coach:
“I thoroughly enjoy coaching young players, whether they are county cricketers or beginners. My main aim is to bring the best out by making coaching so enjoyable for the boys and girls that they just want to keep coming back for more!”
Tom is a fantastic coach if you want to improve: ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR GAME